Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Culver’s Root

Veronicastrum virginicum
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Prairie
Season of Interest: Late (July - frost)
Main Color: White
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun, Medium Sun/Average Shade
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

36 to
48
inches

Spread:

24 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
48
inches
Size
Height: 36 to
48
inches
Spread: 24 to
48
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use in perennial gardens, native plant gardens and moist meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to partial shade. Tolerates dry to average soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Long, candleabra-like spikes of white flowers bloom on upright plants. Flowers bloom for four to six weeks in late summer. Good cut flower.

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